Janno Ronaldo Ilagan Gibbs (born September 16, 1969) is a singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian in the Philippines. He was a regular host of GMA Network television shows SOP Rules, Nuts Entertainment, Eat Bulaga!, Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5?, Power of 10, Party Pilipinas and Sunday All Stars.

Janno Gibbs
Janno Ronaldo Ilagan Gibbs

(1969-09-16) September 16, 1969 (age 52)
Manila, Philippines
Other namesMokong, The (Philippine) King of Soul
(m. 1990)
Musical career
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
  • comedian
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active1986–present

Early careerEdit

Gibbs started out in 1986 as one of the members of the teen variety show That's Entertainment on GMA Network. Gibbs then played some minor film roles for Viva Films. He was co-host of the TV show "Small Brothers" in 1990. Gibbs is also known as "Late", "Mokong" and "Philippine's King of Soul".

Television careerEdit

Gibbs is known for his role in the '90s sitcom Ober Da Bakod and Beh Bote Nga, both with Anjo Yllana. Gibbs also played the character Geron Agular in Codename: Asero which was aired in 2008. In 2001, Gibbs hired as a co-host of the longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines Eat Bulaga! until 2007 due to his late appearance in the show.

Gibbs has several television shows like Eat Bulaga!, SOP, Party Pilipinas, Sunday All Stars, Nuts Entertainment, Ober Da Bakod and Beh Bote Nga. Gibbs also hosted a show Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5?, the Filipino version of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? from 2007 to 2009.

Gibbs moved to TV5 after being with GMA Network for 30 years. He is one of the hosts of TV5's game and musical variety show Happy Truck ng Bayan. In 2017, Gibbs appeared once again in his former network, GMA Network, through Meant To Be.

Later in the year, he appeared on some shows of ABS-CBN such as The Voice Teens and on the Magpasikat 2017 segment on It's Showtime, as one of the "hurados" along with Director Rory B. Quintos, actress Ina Raymundo, journalist Marc Logan, and Philippines' Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.

Janno returns to Kapamilya Network in 2018 following the returning also of his SOP colleague Regine Velasquez, and his also long time best friend Ogie Alcasid.

Janno moves to Net 25 for his comedy variety show Happy Time, with co hosts fellow comedian Kit Kat & comedian and long time best friend and former dabarkads host and former Parañaque Vice Mayor Anjo Yllana, and also marking their returning duo of Janno-Anjo Team since their last project together was a comedy gag show Nuts Entertainment in 2003 on GMA 7, Happy Time was premiered last August 2020 exclusively aired on NET 25 (an Iglesia Ni Cristo TV Network).

Film careerEdit

Janno's first film was Kalabog en Bosyo Strike Again released in 1986 which stars comedy king Dolphy Quizon, and Panchito Alba, then his very 1st drama movie Payaso with Master Showman German "Kuya Germs" Moreno the same year in 1986, followed by his 1st VIVA Films movie, Puto with his co-star former Q.C. Mayor Herbert Bautista, Mia Pratts, Gelli De Belen-Rivera, his real life wife Bing Loyzaga-Gibbs and Panchito Alba the comedy film was released in 1987. Janno's 1st Regal Entertainment movie was Stupid Cupid a romantic comedy movie was released in 1988.

Janno's following film is the action comedy film Tora Tora, Bang Bang, where he plays a news reporter with co stars Eddie Gutierrez, and also special participation of former DZRH, DWIZ & now DZRJ AM news correspondent anchor & host Rey Langit; it was released in 1990. Gibbs' first action drama film was Hindi Ka Na Sisikatan ng Araw: Kapag Puno Na ang Salop Part-III, where he co-stars with Fernando Poe Jr.; it was also released in 1990 by FPJ Productions.

Janno released his movie under Viva Films titled Astig with Dennis Padilla in 1992.

Janno's comedy movie Ober Da Bakod Da Movie which stars former Parañaque Vice Mayor Anjo Yllana, Malou De Guzman, Angelu De Leon, stage actor turned comedian Leo Martinez, Donita Rose, Gelli De Belen, Dale Villar, and former beauty queen Michelle Aldana; the comedy movie was directed by TV host, radio host & comedian Ariel Ureta and it was released by Viva Films in 1994.

Janno released his action comedy fantasy movie, Ang Pagbabalik Ni Pedro Penduko which co stars Donita Rose, Vina Morales, Malou De Guzman, former dancer Rez Cortez, gay comedian Arnel Ignacio, stage actor turned comedian actor Leo Martinez & action star Jun Aristorenas, with special participations of action stars real life cousins Robin Padilla and action star Rudy "Daboy" Fernandez, hip hop recording turned comedian Andrew E., Anjanette Abayari and of course action king Fernando Poe, Jr., this action comedy fantasy movie was released by Viva Family Entertainment (now Viva Films) in 1995.

Janno released his movie under Viva Films titled Si Mokong si Astig at si Gamol together with Andrew E. and Dennis Padilla in 1997.

Janno also released his comedy movie Enteng & Mokong which stars Bossing Vic Sotto, and Maricel Laxa, and was released in 1999 by M Zet Productions & Co Production with MAQ Productions (now Regal Entertainment).

Janno also made a Holy Week Drama TV Movie Special on Eat Bulaga entitled True Love in 2005.

Janno returns again as a role of Pedro Penduko in the action fantasy comedy sequel, "Pedro Penduko Episode 2", with co stars comedian Jeffrey Tam, action star Ace Espinosa, LJ Moreno, former child star Goyong, his real life daughter Alyssa Gibbs and action kung fu star Ramon Zamora, and also with special participation of Christopher De Leon, action star Cesar Montano, singer turned comedian Ogie Alcasid, and Joyce Jimenez; this action fantasy comedy movie was released by Viva Films in 2000.

His most notable recent comedy film was Weyt a Minute, Kapeng Mainit was released in 2001 with Blakdyak and released also by VIVA Films in 2001, and 'Juan & Ted Wanted with Bayani Agbayani, Carla Guevarra, Anne Curtis-Eussaff, comedian Romy "Ragul" Pastrana, and comedian Ching Arellano; it was released also in 2001.

Janno returns to a big screen in a comedy movie with co-stars hip hop superstar Andrew E., Astig Comedian Dennis Padilla in Sanggano, Sanggago't Sanggwapo with the special participation of Manoy Eddie Garcia who also Manoys last movie before his passing in 2019, the wackiest sexy comedy movie was recently shown last September 2019 and release by VIVA Films. Janno's recent wackiest comedy movie was Pakboys Takusa with Andrew E., Dennis Padilla and his new character singer turned comedian Jerald Napoles, and was released by VIVA Films for the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival Digital Stream Edition in December 2020.

Music careerEdit

Gibbs released a Vicor Music single called "Miss" in 1988 which became a radio hit. His second album entitled "Ipagpatawad" received a Gold and Platinum Award. One of the singles from that album with the same title won the 1991 Awit Award for Best Revival. Poly Cosmic Records released his third and fourth album. The third, entitled "Bulong" contains two of his original compositions. It also contained a revival entitled "Binibini" and the much loved "I Believe in Dreams". His fourth album "Another Chance", carries the hit song "Pinakamagandang Babae" which he himself composed, plus the moving love song "Another Chance". His album "Sa ‘Yo" was again released through Viva Records where it had received a Gold Record Award.In 2001,Viva Records released an all revival album Divas & I which contains duet with the divas. In 2002, Viva Records released a live album called Janno Live Viva's and I. In 2004, Gibbs was now also a recording artist of GMA Records when he released his album entitled "Seven", as it is also his seventh album. Viva Records had a compilation album called "Janno Silver Series" which contained duets with Pops Fernandez, Jaya, Regine Velasquez, Rachel Alejandro and Ogie Alcasid. In 2007, Gibbs created an album called "Little Boy" which contained seven of his original composition. In 2008, Gibbs created a new album entitled "Orig" where 11 songs are composed and produced by himself. In 2010, Gibbs created another compilation album called "The Janno Gibbs Anthology" in which 18 of the songs are his compositions. In 2015, Gibbs created another album called "Novela" which contains the telenovela theme songs of GMA. In 2016, Gibbs created a single for his birthday titled "Get It On". In 2017, Gibbs records and created his latest single under GMA Records titled "My Jagiya" also a theme song of GMA's Telenovela Series "My Korean Jagiya". In 2017, Gibbs releases his new album this year very soon under GMA Records. In January 2018, Gibbs released a new digital album called Nagbabalik which includes his single Get It On, Oh Girl featuring Andrew E. and many more under GMA Records available on Spotify and other digital stores nationwide. In 2021, Gibbs releases his two new singles under Viva Records titled Pangmalakasan and Pag-Ibig Kong Tunay.

His most notable songs are, among others:

  • Fallin'
  • Binibini
  • Pinakamagandang Lalaki
  • If I'm Not in Love
  • Heart Of Mine
  • Umibig Muli
  • I Believe in Dreams
  • Ipagpatawad Mo
  • Ikaw Lamang (with Jaya)
  • Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako
  • Moments Of Love
  • Muli
  • Walang Kadala-Dala
  • Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko
  • Kasinungalingan
  • Little Boy
  • Ako Si Superman
  • Pinakamamahal
  • Sumisigaw
  • Sa 'Yo
  • Sa Lahat Ng Aming Inibig (with Ogie Alcasid)
  • If I Sing You A Love Song
  • Only Me and You
  • Soon
  • I Will Be
  • Lalake Lang Ako
  • Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw
  • Haven't Stopped Loving You
  • Asero
  • Gagambino
  • I'll Take Care Of You
  • Ikaw at Ang Gabi
  • Bulong
  • Pinakamagandang Babae
  • Ikaw, Ako at Siya duet with Jaya and Julie Anne San Jose/Jonalyn Viray
  • Feeling JKL
  • Get It On
  • Oh Girl
  • Maghihintay Sa Iyo
  • Nagbabalik
  • My Jagiya
  • Walang Kupas
  • Pangmalakasan
  • Pag-Ibig Kong Tunay

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of veteran actor Ronaldo Valdez and Maria Fe Gibbs. He is married to actress Bing Loyzaga since 1990. Together they had 2 daughters named Alyssa and Gabby.[1]


Compilation AlbumsEdit




Year Title Role Note(s) Ref(s).
1986 Kalabog en Bosyo Strike Again
1987 Puto Juanito
1988 Super Inday and the Golden Bibe
1990 Hindi Ka Na Sisikatan ng Araw: Kapag Puno Na ang Salop Part-III
1992 Mahirap Maging Pogi Siano
1994 Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko Pedro Penduko
1996 Ober Da Bakod 2: Da Treasure Adbentyur Mokong
2000 Pedro Penduko: Episode II – The Return of the Comeback Pedro Penduko
Juan & Ted: Wanted Juancho
2019 Sanggano, Sanggago't Sanggwapo Johnny
2020 Pakboys Takusa Justine
2021 Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo 2: Aussie! Aussie (O Sige) Johnny [2]
Mang Jose Mang Jose
2022 Yorme: The Isko Domagoso Story German Moreno

Television seriesEdit

Television specialEdit

  • GMA @ 45: The GMA 45th Anniversary TV Special (GMA Network)
  • That's Entertainment Anniversary Special (GMA Network)
  • Ryan Cayabyab: The Music Man @ 50 (ABS-CBN)
  • No. 1 @ 55: The GMA 55th Anniversary TV Special (GMA Network)
  • Philippine Idol Grand Finals Special (ABC)
  • SOP Anniversary Special (GMA Network)
  • Eat Bulaga Silver Special (GMA Network)
  • Party Pilipinas Anniversary Special (GMA Network)
  • GMA @ 60: The Heart Of Television TV Special (GMA Network)
  • Thank You Kapuso 2015: GMA @ 65 TV Special (GMA Network)
  • The Voice Teens Philippines Grand Finals 2017 (ABS-CBN 2)
  • It's Showtime 8th Anniversary Magpasikat 2017 Season 8 (ABS-CBN 2)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2000 Awit Awards Best Performance by a Duet "Ikaw Lamang" with Jaya Won[3]
PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Male TV Host S.O.P Won[4]
2008 Awit Awards Best Dance Recording "Sexy Mama" Nominated
MYX Music Awards Favorite Male Artist Nominated
2009 Eastwood City Walk of Fame Celebrity Inductee Won


  1. ^ "Ronaldo Valdez & Janno Gibbs:In the name of the father and of the son". philstar.com.
  2. ^ Sanggano, Sanggago't, Sanggwapo 2: Aussie! Aussie (O Sige) | Official Trailer, retrieved November 27, 2021
  3. ^ "13th Awit Awards Results". Archived from the original on March 2, 2006. Retrieved May 8, 2006.
  4. ^ "Happy, triumphant faces at the 14th PMPC Star Awards for TV". The Philippine Star. October 9, 2000. Retrieved July 19, 2016.

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